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KeyShot and ZBrush Integration

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Date Added: 23rd July 2013
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 Irvine, California, July 23rd, 2013_ - Luxion, a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and maker of KeyShot®, the first real time ray tracing and global illumination program, is pleased to introduce integration between KeyShot and PixologicTM ZBrush® debuting this week at SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim, California, June 23rd-25th at the Anaheim Convention Center. The integration is based on GoZTM, Pixologic's in-house application for transfer of meshes with a single button click.
ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program used by 3D professional across the media and entertainment industry. Previously, ZBrush users have imported ZBrush geometry into KeyShot by exporting an .obj file. Now, with the new KeyShot for ZBrush integration, through the installation of the GoZ KeyShot plugin, users gain the ability to import geometry while retaining SubTools, texturing and PolyPainting. Models may also be updated inside KeyShot through KeyShot's LiveLinking capability.


 ZBrush users gain the ability to import and update their work inside KeyShot while retaining all textures.
Image: modeled in ZBrush, rendered in KeyShot by Dominic Qwek [6'>.

“We're excited to bring this level of integration with KeyShot to the ZBrush community.” Thomas Teger, Vice President of Products and Strategy at Luxion. “This is the first plugin of its kind that makes a rendering application an integral part of the artist's process. The artist now no longer has to wait with the the rendering until the design is finished, but start visualizing concepts from its earliest stages. This integration with the ability to update the design inside KeyShot throughout the entire process will ultimately lead to better designs and better images in a shorter period of time."

"KeyShot has proven to be one of the fastest ways of achieving realistic renders in a short amount of time." say Dominic Qwek, 3D Artist and KeyShot user, "It's simple workflow, clean user interface and amazing rendering capabilities allows me to focus more on the art and less on the technical side of things. With the new ZBrush plugin, KeyShot is now able to seamlessly import SubTools from ZBrush, even retaining PolyPaint data in the process."

Like other KeyShot plugins, one click brings the ZBrush mesh and textures into KeyShot. After installation of the GoZ plugin for KeyShot, the user simply selects _GoZ_ or _All_ from the _Tool_ menu inside ZBrush. This transfers the current SubTool or all SubTools directly into KeyShot. When any changes are made to the geometry in ZBrush, users may select the _GoZ_ or _All_ button again to transfer any changes back over to KeyShot with all material, animation, environment, lighting and settings maintained inside KeyShot.
Currently in private beta, the KeyShot plugin for ZBrush will be available late Summer of 2013. This plugin will be available via the plugins page of the KeyShot website at keyshot.com/plugins [7'>. KeyShot 4.1 is currently available for purchase here [8'> with a free trial available at keyshot.com/try [9'>. For media interested in reviewing the new version of KeyShot or the ZBrush plugin, please contact josh@luxion.com.

Meet us a SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim, California to see the new ZBrush integration and newest features in KeyShot 4.1. Live demonstrations will be held daily, July 23rd through July 25th at booth #251 in the Exhibit Hall (hours and information [10'>). Information on other Luxion products, Luxion's reseller program, education opportunities and special upgrade offers will also be available.

Luxion [11'> is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. KeyShot [12'> is the first real-time ray tracing and global illumination program for 3D rendering and animation that uses a physically correct rendering engine certified by the CIE (International Commission on Illumination). Addressing the visualization needs of designers, engineers, marketing professionals, photographers and CG specialists, KeyShot breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images and animations from 3D digital data. Luxion’s customer list includes many of the Fortune 1000 product manufacturers and major industrial design companies including Chrysler, Fossil, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, IDEO and SMART Design. Visit
www.keyshot.com [13'> for more information.


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